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Hamas heads multi-faction effort to challenge Palestinian Authority

Various major Palestinian factions are working together on a new platform to challenge Fatah's dominance of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh called June 19 for an agreement on a Palestinian strategy to overcome the internal division and build a national front that safeguards Palestinian principles and nurtures the resistance while managing the conflict with Israel and serving as a reference for the rebuilding of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Since 2007, the Palestinian territories have been reeling amid political division between the West Bank and Gaza. Efforts since then to achieve reconciliation and end the division have found no success.

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